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Talking State Banquets on CNN

I was explaining what goes on behind the scenes at a Buckingham Palace State banquet on CNN's BackStory. Tonight President Obama will host a return State banquet at Winfield House, the American Ambassadors residence in Regent's Park. What's funny about…

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After the wedding

Well wasn’t the royal wedding just fabulous ? Kate looked stunning and the whole event made me feel proud to be British. Everything went went to plan and no big mistakes, at least that we know of. I have been hearing grumblings from the royal kitchens though and it appears that feathers are as ruffled as the ones in Princess Eugenie’s hat. The highlight of being a royal chef is to cater a royal wedding and churning out a few thousand sausages on sticks doesn’t count.

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Darren on Oprah Winfrey Show

I was thrilled to be invited to be part of Oprah's Royal Wedding Party and asked to make a three tier "grooms cake" using the recipe from my book Eating Royally. This is of course the recipe Prince William chose…

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The Royal Wedding Cake Recipe

Here is the official recipe we used to use in the royal kitchens at Buckingham Palace to make the Chocolate Biscuit Cake that Prince William has chosen for his wedding cake. Chocolate Biscuit Cake Makes 1 cake – 10 portions…

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Sucker Punch to Palace Chefs ?

The highlight of any royal chef career has to be catering a royal wedding. Sure, cooking for visiting kings, queens and presidents is special and carries some kudos on your resume, but to be rattling pans in the Buckingham Palace…

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Prince William’s Wedding Cake

I was thrilled to learn that Prince William had chosen the Chocolate Biscuit Cake recipe that is in my book Eating Royally, recipes and remembrances from a palace kitchen for his wedding cake because Chocolate biscuit cake is also his…

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